|| Home of SQLTools++
On this site you will find
information about SQLTools++, which is based on the original open
source tool SQLTools (http://www.sqltools.net). SQLTools is
a Windows frontend for Oracle databases and offers a quite powerful
text editor and result set browser, along with numerous other
useful tools, like schema/object browser and DDL extraction tools.
You can find more information about SQLTools on the original home
page. Although it is far from being as comprehensive as other
tools available like TOra or TOAD, it has its unique features, and
in addition to that it is lightweight (The installer is just about
1MB in size), fast and does not need an installation, so you can
run it directly from any storage medium like an USB stick,
which makes it a good choice as quick access tool if you
come to a new place and need to quickly check database
related issues. All you need is a valid installation of an
Oracle client and your copy of SQLTools.
The version available on this site
offers some additional functionality and enhancements which I found
to be useful. Most of the features added/modified are about better
handling of the tool and better support of SQL statement
performance tuning. You'll get instant support for many features
Oracle provides in that area with a single click (e.g.
DBMS_XPLAN.DISPLAY_CURSOR output for 10g and later, and an
emulation of that functionality for 9i),
which makes SQL tuning much easier.
The following information is supposed to help you to find your
way through this site, although it should not be that complex as this is at present a very
- The "SQLTools++" section is where you find detailed
information about this version of SQLTools, along with the possiblity to download an
installer and the source code
- In the "Weblog" I share information about Oracle and
non-Oracle related stuff, which might be interesting to you
- "About me/Contact" tells you something about the owner of
- "Links" lists some links to sites I find quite
15/Feb/2009: New Development Release fixing a number of bugs available
16/Nov/2008: New release v1.21RC3 of SQLTools++ available.
10/Mar/2008: SQLTools++ now also on Sourceforge.net.